This is the first romantic comedy I have read. For those who enjoy this genre, I’m sure this will be a hilarious delight. Since I have no novels to compare it too-I would say it reminded me of an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. In my head, there was canned laughter and everything. If you are weary of reading this due to the “sex” which is implied in the title, rest assured, this book does not read like an erotica. It’s silly sex scenes, that I think daytime television could get away with.
The book starts off in one person’s head, then quickly branches to several others, so it was hard to get attached to someone, but sometimes comedies are like that, bouncing around to whoever can give them the best laugh. The characters all had very strong personalities that helped me to keep track of who’s head I was in.
I received “Sex Hell” for free from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Sex Hell, by Joe Cansano
This is one of those stories I would call a predictable read. You follow three main characters, whose lives are not connected. It’s fairly obvious from the start that the plot is focused on the lives of these three strangers becoming connected and most likely saving each other. All three are damaged in their own ways and it’s easy to see how the pieces will interlock to give everyone a happily ever after.
The story does reach some fairly dark points, the characters each reach lows in their lives, which must be touched on to come full circle and bring them back to a balanced—and hopefully happy—life.
If you enjoy dramas, the prime time television kind, then this would be a good book for you. It goes dark, but not so dark that teenagers couldn’t read it. There’s no cussing, sex, or anything inappropriate or graphic. I’d say there are some good life lessons and morals being taught in the storyline as well. Almost to a—force it down your throat—degree, but not quite. I lost the believability of the characters and atmosphere a few times cause things are pretty exaggerated. For example; a 17 year old boy who turns down sex? *blink blink* where do these exist? A husband who leaves his depressed wife, never cheats on her, and comes back to reconcile with her? I guess those things can happen… But man, the men in this book are like the nicest people ever.
Anyway, it is a nice read. So if you enjoy a drama where you know it’ll end happy, you’ll meet some nice people, then pick up “the fire inside”.
The Fire Inside, by Michelle Bellon
This is a well-written novel about supernatural creatures that can possess the body of another. They aren’t demons, just wayward spirits. The story is told from both skeptics and believers, giving the reader several opportunities to find a character they can relate too.
The tale was enjoyable enough, although the overall ideas in the book were not altogether original. This story won’t have you sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation, but it does provide enough twists to keep you reading.
Unholy Bargain by Travis Holt